Viral gastroenteritic disease (VGE) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the intestines and the respiratory tract, with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to fatigue, joint pain, and vomiting.
It is the third most common cause of acute illness in the U.S. It can lead to hospitalization and, more commonly, death.VGE can be treated with antibiotics and intravenous fluids.
The best treatments are the antibiotics that are available, and they are typically given at a hospital.
But many VGE patients have no insurance coverage at all, which can make it difficult to get treatment.
Here are four ways you can help your family with VGE.